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Schedule works against Cardinals September national television coverage

The St. Louis Cardinals are assured of appearing on FOX Network, ESPN and MLB Network just three times during September, though more games may be picked up later.

Cardinals to be featured nationally 15 times during August

The St. Louis Cardinals will appear on FOX Network, ESPN and MLB Network 15 times during August.

How rough is the Cardinals current stretch historically?

The St. Louis Cardinals have lost seven in a row, including four straight at Pittsburgh, with run scoring at a premium. Just how bad is it?

Final Cardinals trivia question to win 2011 World Series Game 6 discs

Relive the St. Louis Cardinals’ biggest victory in years in a giveaway to commemorate new MLB programming available on iTunes.

Another Cardinals trivia question to win 2011 World Series Game 6 discs

Relive the St. Louis Cardinals’ biggest victory in years in a giveaway to commemorate new MLB programming available on iTunes.

New Cardinals trivia question to win 2011 World Series Game 6 discs

Relive the St. Louis Cardinals’ biggest victory in years in a giveaway to commemorate new MLB programming available on iTunes.

Answer Cardinals trivia question to win 2011 World Series Game 6 discs

Relive the St. Louis Cardinals’ biggest victory in years in a giveaway to commemorate new MLB programming available on iTunes.

FOX Sports Midwest second in 2013 first-half MLB TV ratings

The television home of the St. Louis Cardinals moved up to number two in MLB ratings in the first half of 2013 after finishing in third in 2012.

Win 2011 World Series Game 6 discs to celebrate MLB Productions Films on iTunes

Relive the St. Louis Cardinals’ biggest victory in years in a giveaway to commemorate new MLB programming available on iTunes.

Red, Brock Peterson, Mike Ryba and George Watkins

On Saturday night, Brock Peterson became the oldest St. Louis Cardinal to collect an RBI in his first MLB at-bat since at least 1935.

Forbes: Memphis Redbirds is eighth-most valuable MiLB franchise

A new Forbes report pegs the St. Louis Cardinals Triple-A franchise as being worth $29 million.

Improving Uecker-level seating – at a price

A new capability allows fans to upgrade their seats while sporting events are underway.

Siegrist hits the record books before allowing a run

Left-handed pitcher Kevin Siegrist set a St. Louis Cardinals record and placed on the MLB top 10 all-time list for scoreless appearances to open a career.

How does nine winning Cardinals starting pitchers compare?

Through 91 games, the St. Louis Cardinals have collected wins from nine different starting pitchers 12 different times, including this season.

Cardinals to be featured nationally seven times during July

The St. Louis Cardinals will appear on FOX Network and ESPN twice during July and MLB Network three times.

Yadier Molina joins New Balance team

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will be endorsing New Balance athletic shoes.

Reviewing the Cardinals draft with Rob Rains

Brian Walton and Rob Rains of StLSportsPage.com break down the St. Louis Cardinals 2013 draft.

Re-checking the St. Louis Cardinals odds

Looking at changes in the odds for the Major League Baseball clubs in 2013.

Carpenter sets a painful St. Louis Cardinals record

Matt Carpenter has taken the lead on an unenviable St. Louis Cardinals career list – most hit by pitches in a game. We look back at other oft-plunked Cardinals.

Changes to St. Louis Cardinals June broadcast schedule

A quick look at network and time changes for a handful of June games of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Matheny to manage first double-header

A look back at St. Louis Cardinals double-headers since 1996.

Will Michael Wacha meet or exceed Joe Magrane?

The career WAR of fast-risers to St. Louis points to Joe Magrane as closest to average. Will new arrival Michael Wacha meet or exceed Magrane’s results?

Wacha to join Carpenter and Drew as Cardinals’ fastest risers

A look at the players who reached the St. Louis Cardinals the soonest after being drafted.

Baseball and Memorial Day – a time to remember

Memorial Day is a time to remember those who have protected our freedom. Baseball plays a part.

MLB national blackouts are not going away

Major League Baseball Saturday and Sunday blackout windows frustrate out of market viewers, but don’t expect the situation to change.

Tyler Lyons, Andy Rincon and Dizzy Dean

Looking at effective first-game starters in St. Louis Cardinals history who also collected a hit.

Miller, Wainwright with best pair of Cards starts in over 50 years

Game scores put recent St. Louis Cardinals pitching dominance of Shelby Miller and Adam Wainwright into historical perspective.

The Shelby Miller lists

Comparing Shelby Miller’s almost-perfect game to others in St. Louis Cardinals team and Major League Baseball history.

Will 2013 be the last of Mujica?

The current closer of the St. Louis Cardinals, Edward Mujica, is eligible to become a free agent following this season.

Is State funding the answer to Grapefruit League woes?

Florida legislators have passed local subsidies to encourage MLB clubs to not move to Arizona. Prior results have been spotty.

Peoria Chiefs bailout plan approved by City Council

The St. Louis Cardinals’ Midwest League affiliate will receive an additional $7.35 million to remain afloat.

Memphis Redbirds, AutoZone Park sale may have a ways to go

The rumored sale of the Memphis Redbirds and its state of the art stadium may hinge on the City of Memphis.

St. Louis Cardinals players best at bunting

Lists of St. Louis Cardinals players with the most bunt hits and sacrifices in recent years.

Cardinals draft bonus pool details released

The assigned pick values for the first ten rounds of the 2013 draft have been revealed.

Scoreless pitching streak in Cardinals top three all-time

The St. Louis Cardinals’ string of scoreless innings pitched reached 39 before ending on Sunday.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/30/13

Highlights from Saturday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/29/13

Highlights from Friday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/28/13

Highlights from Thursday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/27/13

Highlights from Wednesday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/26/13

Highlights from Tuesday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/25/13

Highlights from Monday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/24/13

Highlights from Sunday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/23/13

Highlights from Saturday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/22/13

Highlights from Friday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/21/13

Highlights from Thursday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/20/13

Highlights from Wednesday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/19/13

Highlights from Tuesday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/18/13

Highlights from Monday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/17/13

Highlights from Sunday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/16/13

Highlights from Saturday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/15/13

Highlights from Friday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/14/13

Highlights from Thursday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Jupiter, Florida.

Upset about Trout’s salary? Then change the CBA

Major League Baseball’ labor agreement defines what pre-arbitration players can be paid – even for a player who may be the best in the game.

Don’t forget to thank Pujols for Wacha

Spring pitching phenom Michael Wacha would likely not be a St. Louis Cardinal had Albert Pujols remained.

On World Baseball Classic participation and funding

Documenting and dissecting a recent twitter exchange about the World Baseball Classic.

Cardinals spring training special debuts on FOX Sports Midwest

The Cardinals Spring Training Report premieres Monday, Feb. 25 at 9 p.m. CT on FOX Sports Midwest.

Check out the berm at Roger Dean Stadium

Jupiter, Florida’s Roger Dean Stadium features a unique area where tickets are available the day of the game.

50 years ago, the Grapefruit League was far less complicated

Almost all of Major League Baseball’s growth over the last 50 years fed the Cactus League, creating travel distance issues in Florida.

Changes in Cardinals minor league radio broadcast booths

Double-A Springfield needs a new radio voice as one is added in Triple-A Memphis.

Now batting, number 19, Stanley Musial

A long search leads to proof when and where the greatest St. Louis Cardinals player of all time once wore number 19, rather than his well-known number 6.

The $75 million 2014 St. Louis Cardinals

A theoretical exercise to determine how difficult would it be for the St. Louis Cardinals to reduce payroll to $75 million in 2014.

Chris Carpenter overreaction reaction

Considering the current state of the St. Louis Cardinals rotation and beyond.

Can Freese learn from the Cardinals’ 2009 arbitration cases?

The St. Louis Cardinals came down to the last days on a pair of arbitration hearings in 2009. Could it happen again with David Freese in 2013?

Cardinals spring training broadcast schedule

Spring training television and radio plans from the St. Louis Cardinals and opponents.

Fan guide for Cardinals spring training workouts

All fans need to know to attend St. Louis Cardinals spring training workouts from February 12-22 at Jupiter, Florida’s Roger Dean Stadium complex.

ESPN to televise two Cardinals spring training games

The first two televised St. Louis Cardinals spring training contests for 2013 have been announced by ESPN.

Baseball Hall of Fame to partially recognize scouts

A new scouting exhibit planned for Cooperstown is a nice step, but more should be done.

Will the Cardinals ride the Ronny Cedeno rollercoaster?

A new rumor has the St. Louis Cardinals among teams interested in inconsistent free agent infielder Ronny Cedeno.

Catch Musial special Thursday evening on MLB Network

Bob Costas and Tom Verducci host a one-hour program to remember Stan “the Man” Musial.

Stan Musial special to re-air twice on FOX Sports Midwest

FOX Sports Midwest is scheduled to re-air the tribute to Stan Musial, “Remembering Stan Musial” twice in the upcoming weeks.

Remembering Stan Musial on WFAN Radio

I joined host Lori Rubinson on WFAN Radio in New York to discuss the life of the late Stan Musial.

10 Cardinals games to reach bigger audience

FOX Network and ESPN schedules for 2013 involving the St. Louis Cardinals have been announced.

Cardinals, arbitration-eligible five prepare to exchange salary amounts

The St. Louis Cardinals have five players eligible for salary arbitration in 2013. Two key milestones in the process occur this week.

Don’t blame the BBWAA or the Hall for the steroid era

Baseball writers and the Hall of Fame itself take the heat for a problem that was not of their own making. MLB needs to step in and demonstrate leadership in dealing with the legacies of players from the steroid era.

Is Lohse’s delay the system or a price-demand mismatch?

Kyle Lohse is part of a subset of qualifying free agents still looking for a contract. Is the problem the system or his price?

TCN Blog 2012 top story #1: NLDS comeback over Washington

In the 2012 National League Division Series, the St. Louis Cardinals came back to defeat the favored Washington Nationals.

TCN Blog 2012 Cardinals top story #2: The NLCS collapse

Needing just one win to return to the World Series, the St. Louis Cardinals lost three straight to San Francisco in the National League Championship Series.

TCN Blog 2012 Cardinals top story #3: Wild Card win in Atlanta

In the first-ever National League Wild Card game, the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Atlanta Braves on the road.

TCN Blog 2012 Cardinals top story #5: Lohse’s contract year

Veteran right-hander Kyle Lohse made what appears to be his final St. Louis Cardinals season a memorable one.

Cardinals initiate action to protect “Rally Squirrel” mark

The St. Louis Cardinals want to stop a company’s application to trademark the term “Rally Squirrel.”

Cardinals number 12s on 12/12/12

A look back at some prominent St. Louis Cardinals to have worn the number 12 jersey.

Will Greinke create opportunity for Miller and Rosenthal?

The hot market for free agent pitching could improve the rotation bids of young St. Louis Cardinals starting pitchers.

Cardinals Breadon, Marion fall far short of Hall of Fame

Two prominent St. Louis Cardinals figures from the last Century were not elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in voting results announced Monday.

Don’t assume quiet ahead because no Cardinals non-tenders

The St. Louis Cardinals could look to arbitration-eligible players not offered contracts by their present teams.

Musial faced MLB’s last left-handed shortstop – sort of

A left-handed thrower designated as shortstop appeared in the field in 1954 as part of a unique attempt to retire Stan Musial at the plate.

Will MLB offering changes mean higher prices to viewers?

MLB is considering combining its pay television and internet offerings, but would such a move be good for consumers?

2013 Cardinals spring training schedule update #2

17 St. Louis Cardinals games during 2013 spring training have been announced by their opponents.

First three 2013 Cardinals spring training games announced

The St. Louis Cardinals will continue to play the AL-bound Houston Astros in 2013 – including during spring training.

Ex-Cardinals greats Marion and Breadon on Hall of Fame ballot

A former owner and shortstop behind some very successful St. Louis Cardinals clubs of the past will soon receive another chance at induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

La Russa favors post-series handshakes

MLB special assistant Tony La Russa would like to see greater sportsmanship exhibited by players as post-season series conclude.

The unfortunate case of Mark Trentacosta

A drafted player came to terms with the St. Louis Cardinals but was sent home without signing his contract, and ended up losing his collegiate eligibility in the process.

2012 Cardinals unearned post-season runs in historical context

How does the St. Louis Cardinals 12 unearned post-season runs allowed compare to past clubs?

Unearned runs killing Cardinals in post-season

Over 25 percent of the runs allowed by the St. Louis Cardinals in this post-season have been unearned.

Most feast-or-famine offense in Cardinals post-season history

Never before did the St. Louis Cardinals log such a big difference between run scoring in playoff wins versus losses as in 2012.

Fewer Cardinals quality starts but more quality relief

Solid bullpen work has helped the St. Louis Cardinals win a dozen games in the last two post-seasons when their starter left early.

Better Cardinals drafts mean fewer free agents

The construction of the last five St. Louis Cardinals National League Championship Series rosters indicates a major change driven by home-grown talent.

Cardinals held to three hits twice in NLDS

The St. Louis Cardinals had three or fewer hits just 12 times in 205 prior post-season games, but now it has happened twice in four NLDS contests.

On this date in Cardinals history: October 10

The St. Louis Cardinals won their first World Series on this date in 1926 behind a most unlikely hero – Grover Cleveland Alexander.

How would you replace Jaime Garcia?

Considering the St. Louis Cardinals’ roster alternatives if Jaime Garcia is out.

Cardinals first-ever playoff loss with 10-strikeout starter

Adam Wainwright struck out 10 Washington Nationals, but his St. Louis Cardinals lost on Sunday.